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    RAID Support

    Everything I've read (including the manual) says this board supports RAID.
    I cannot find a utility on the driver flash drive & AMD's RAIDXpert says there are no eligible components installed.
    In the BOIS the utility that says it creates RAIDs just tried to apply an overclock.

    Anyone know if RAID is actually supported
    Thanks.

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    You aren't using NVMes are you? That isn't supported by x399 as of today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisymbol View Post
    You aren't using NVMes are you? That isn't supported by x399 as of today.
    No, that much I knew. These are 8TB 7.2ks.

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    Figured it out. For anyone else that needs to use RAID on this board in Windows (assuming you've already enabled in BIOS):

    Go into device manager and install all missing AMD RAID drivers by scanning the driver USB drive.

    Download Crimson RAIDXpert from AMD site (chipset section).
    Run installer. Installer will claim no supported hardware.
    It will extract to C:\AMD\
    Open up the RAIDXpert folder> Packages> Apps> RAIDXpert2_TR> Setup.exe

    Install should go through just fine, then launch the web console.

    Not sure why the USB installer doesn't pick up anything RAID related.
    The BIOS implementation doesn't seem to be accessible either. At least not as stated in the manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legendarypoet View Post
    Figured it out. For anyone else that needs to use RAID on this board in Windows (assuming you've already enabled in BIOS):

    Go into device manager and install all missing AMD RAID drivers by scanning the driver USB drive.

    Download Crimson RAIDXpert from AMD site (chipset section).
    Run installer. Installer will claim no supported hardware.
    It will extract to C:\AMD\
    Open up the RAIDXpert folder> Packages> Apps> RAIDXpert2_TR> Setup.exe

    Install should go through just fine, then launch the web console.

    Not sure why the USB installer doesn't pick up anything RAID related.
    The BIOS implementation doesn't seem to be accessible either. At least not as stated in the manual.
    I too can't seem to find it in the Bios, after talking with Asus over support it should be in the EZ Tuning Wizard like other Asus boards, hovering over it also said it is for setting up storage but it doesn't seem to list it there. Asus has bumped me up to Tier 2 support and I should get an email in the next day or so. Sounds like it might be disabled in the bios for some reason. Mildly annoying for those of us without nvm-e drives to run as a boot drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derrickmehaffy View Post
    I too can't seem to find it in the Bios, after talking with Asus over support it should be in the EZ Tuning Wizard like other Asus boards, hovering over it also said it is for setting up storage but it doesn't seem to list it there. Asus has bumped me up to Tier 2 support and I should get an email in the next day or so. Sounds like it might be disabled in the bios for some reason. Mildly annoying for those of us without nvm-e drives to run as a boot drive.
    Yeah. EZ tune just tried to OC. Never showed me any RAID options even after I let it OC.

    You could install the OS on a spare drive, then do the RAID in windows as I listed, then install the OS on that RAID if you don't want to wait for support.

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    Have you tried to load the raid driver while installing Windows after setting to raid in bios?
    There should be an option for it on the left when you choose what SSD/HDD to install to.
    There is a some drivers under "Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\RAID_BR\RAID_driver" when
    you extract the chipset found on Zenith support page.
    On the USB they are located at "Drivers\RAID\PT_RAID\RAID_driver"

    I think some old chipset with raid required the same, maybe it works on the Zenith and other X399 too.
    Last edited by Mikan02; 08-23-2017 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikan02 View Post
    Have you tried to load the raid driver while installing Windows after setting to raid in bios?
    There should be an option for it on the left when you choose what SSD/HDD to install to.
    There is a some drivers under "Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\RAID_BR\RAID_driver" when
    you extract the chipset found on Zenith support page.
    On the USB they are located at "Drivers\RAID\PT_RAID\RAID_driver"

    I think some old chipset with raid required the same, maybe it works on the Zenith and other X399 too.
    The problem is making the RAID to put the OS on (for the other guy, I have my OS on an NVMe). Option is supposed to be under EZ Turning, but it never lets you get past OC settings.

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    Windows 10 Raid Drivers not working

    I cannot get the Windows 10 64bit raid drivers to work. I have successfully created the raid 0 array in the bios. When installing Windows 10 64bit and loading the raid drivers, none of the raid drivers make my raid 0 array appear. I have tried all the different raid drivers on usb stick. I have downloaded the raid drivers off the asus website tried to use them. None of the drivers make my raid 0 array appear. I am not using NVMe SSDs. You can not initialize drives once the array has been created. I have contacted asus support in this matter but have not received a response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarrkuâ„¢ View Post
    I cannot get the Windows 10 64bit raid drivers to work. I have successfully created the raid 0 array in the bios. When installing Windows 10 64bit and loading the raid drivers, none of the raid drivers make my raid 0 array appear. I have tried all the different raid drivers on usb stick. I have downloaded the raid drivers off the asus website tried to use them. None of the drivers make my raid 0 array appear. I am not using NVMe SSDs. You can not initialize drives once the array has been created. I have contacted asus support in this matter but have not received a response.

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    Did you go to Disk Management in Windows? When you open it up, you should see the RAID as one disk.
    Then you can set the GPT and format the drive.

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